I’m back home after a 10 days in Israel.
Tonight I’ll be speaking after a screening of the Israeli documentary “Blood Relation” at the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival at the JCC in West Orange.
A synopsis of the film:
When her grandmother dies, Jewish filmmaker Noa Ben Hagai discovers a packet of letters from her grandmother’s sister, Pnina, who left her kibbutz mysteriously at age 14 and never returned. She reemerged 27 years later, a mother of eight, living as a Muslim in a refugee camp in the West Bank. Baffled by the silence shrouding her great-aunt’s life and curious to learn about her, Ben Hagai interviews family and neighbors. As this powerful story unfolds, Noa’s quest stirs up painful, unsettling memories and emotions and shines a harsh light on seven decades of Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Go here for time and ticket info.